• Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Brittany Gray

    Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Brittany Gray

    As part of the Migraine Explained series, I wanted to share some stories of the people that struggle with Migraines. I tell my story on this blog but I want to give other perspectives of the disease as well. So, Occasionally, I will be having a guest writer that will share their…

  • Title: How to be Productive with Chronic Illness Background image of woman cutting herbs.

    How to be Productive with Chronic Illness

    Being Productive with a Chronic Illness can be a challenge. I like to feel like I accomplish at least one or two valuable things each day. Sometimes, this can take some creativity on my part and it almost always includes using a tool that makes tasks easier. Here are my…

  • Transient Aphasia - When the Words won't come

    Migraine Explained: Transient Aphasia

    One of the most annoying symptoms that I have during my Hemiplegic Migraine episodes is aphasia. The National Aphasia Association defines aphasia as, “an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech.”  Although aphasia is generally permanent, transient aphasia is temporary and is the type that accompanies migraines.…

  • Chronic Illness Spotlight: Ankylosing Spondylitis featuring Nicole Loffler

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Functional Neurological Disorder. In today’s edition we will learn about Ankylosing Spondylitis and will feature Nicole…

  • When you need a nap after a bath. When you have a Chronic Illness, even the simplest things can become difficult. #ChronicIllness #SelfCare #Health

    When You Need a Nap After a Bath

    I used to love nothing more than soaking in a hot bubble bath. It was a way to relax and pamper myself. I enjoyed the heat and that relaxed feeling afterward. Now taking long hot baths has landed on the list of things that I used to do. Now, I…

  • Insomnia and Chronic Illness - Is There a Connection? How to beat Insomnia if you have a Chronic Illness.

    Insomnia and Chronic Illness

    Around 3 am, I can go on any one of my Chronic Illness Facebook groups and find people chatting. What is the conversations about? The inability to sleep or what is called Insomnia. Unfortunately, this symptom is prevalent in most Chronic Illnesses and it seems traditional treatments do not work…

  • Julie Davis shares her story in a series called My Migraine Life. Her story of Chronic Migraine will inspire you!

    Migraine Explained: My Migraine Life with Julie Davis

    As part of the Migraine Explained series, I wanted to share some stories of the people that struggle with Migraines. I tell my story on this blog but I want to give other perspectives of the disease as well. So, Occasionally, I will be having a guest writer that will…

  • What is Functional Neurological Disorder? Find out with today's Chronic Illness Spotlight featuring Alison Hayes of Thriving While Disabled. #ChronicIllness #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #FND #ConversionDisorder

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Functional Neurological Disorder

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. In today’s edition we will learn about Functional Neurological Disorder and will feature…

  • Find out how to be your own Health Advocate with these easy steps. Learn ways to develop a good doctor patient relationship. #Advocacy #Advocate #MedicalAdvocate #ChronicIllness

    How to Be Your Own Health Advocate

    One thing that I am seeing as I read other Chronic Illness blogs is that most people feel like their doctors do not listen. I know that this has been an issue for me and it is why it took 20 years to get a proper diagnosis. For this reason,…

  • A Silent Migraine is a type of Migraine with Aura in which the person does not enter a Headache phase of the attack. #SilentMigraine #Migraine

    Migraine Explained: Silent Migraine

    Did you know that it is possible to have a Migraine without pain? You might be scratching your head because you thought that a Migraine is a headache. Well, if I do nothing else with this blog, I hope to educate some people about how untrue that assumption is. A…